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In Internet usage, an email bomb is a form of net abuse consisting of sending huge volumes of email to an address in an attempt to overflow the mailbox or overwhelm the server where the email address is hosted in a denial-of-service attack. [1]

20 relations: Android (operating system), Antivirus software, Botnet, Cyberbullying, Denial-of-service attack, Email, Email address, Email filtering, Email spam, Infinite loop, Internet, Malware, RAR (file format), Server (computing), SMS, Tar (computing), Zip (file format), Zip bomb, .exe, 7-Zip.

Android (operating system)

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Antivirus software

Antivirus software, or anti-virus software (abbreviated to AV software), also known as anti-malware, is a computer program used to prevent, detect, and remove malware.

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Botnet

A botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots.

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying or cyberharassment is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic means.

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Denial-of-service attack

In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet.

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Email

Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages ("mail") between people using electronic devices.

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Email address

An email address identifies an email box to which email messages are delivered.

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Email filtering

Email filtering is the processing of email to organize it according to specified criteria.

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Email spam

Email spam, also known as junk email, is a type of electronic spam where unsolicited messages are sent by email.

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Infinite loop

An infinite loop (or endless loop) is a sequence of instructions in a computer program which loops endlessly, either due to the loop having no terminating condition, having one that can never be met, or one that causes the loop to start over.

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Internet

The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Malware

Malware (a portmanteau for malicious software) is any software intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer, server or computer network.

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RAR (file format)

RAR is a proprietary archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery and file spanning.

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Server (computing)

In computing, a server is a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called "clients".

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SMS

SMS (short message service) is a text messaging service component of most telephone, internet, and mobile-device systems.

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Tar (computing)

In computing, tar is a computer software utility for collecting many files into one archive file, often referred to as a tarball, for distribution or backup purposes.

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Zip (file format)

ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression.

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Zip bomb

A zip bomb, also known as a zip of death or decompression bomb, is a malicious archive file designed to crash or render useless the program or system reading it.

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.exe

.exe is a common filename extension denoting an executable file (the main execution point of a computer program) for DOS, OpenVMS, Microsoft Windows, Symbian or OS/2.

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7-Zip

7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as "archives".

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_bomb

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